Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

C.J. Spiller or Maurice Jones-Drew

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Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 5
# 16
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 16
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
19.9
17.5
Best
23.5
20.9
Worst
16.2
15.3
Ave Points / Game
10.2
12.4
Total Fantasy Points
153.4
185.9
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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ECR
# 5
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Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 16
# 22
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1
16
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1
11
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2
15
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12
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Fantasy Football Metrics
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Fantasy Team Advice
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4
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10
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6
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6
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7
13
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7
8
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9
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7
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9
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9
4
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10
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9
15
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10
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13
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13
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16
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14
Ave Projection (?)
19.9
17.5
Best
23.5
20.9
Worst
16.2
15.3
Rush Yards
89.1
82.5
Rush TDs
0.5
0.7
Receptions
4.2
2.9
Rec Yards
38
22.1
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
2.6
3.8
Total Targets
41.0
60.0
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
The Bills are going to need Spiller to play a lot and be given the ball a lot to have anywhere close to a chance in this one.
I expect MJD to start the season off on the right foot. Just don't expect crazy numbers, the Chiefs have some talented players on both sides of the ball.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
This game could become ugly with Jeff Tuel likely to start at quarterback, but Spiller is their big weapon on offense, he can be involved in the passing game if the score is out of hand and the Bills are not likely to have Tuel throw the ball 60 times. I think Spiller sees enough touches to have a big impact this week.
The Chiefs were just 26th against fantasy running backs last year, but I need to see MJD healthy and able to carry a workhorse back load before I rank him higher than a low RB2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bills are starting a rookie undrafted QB so you know Spiller will get his.
KC is talented but they have to show something before I get scared. MJD should have the ball in his hands all day.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Spiller is the new LeSean McCoy. The only problem is, he plays for the Bills who are led by Kevin Kolb. Ryan Fitzpatrick at least had a respectable arm, Kolb has to make quick throws as he is worried about getting crushed. As much as we all know C.J. can turn on the 70 Yard TD consistently, we also know the Bills are in for a very long season. Fred Jackson should be in the mix as well as he is one of the Captains on that team.
MJD is in a contract year, he also is in shape. Jones-Drew has to play himself into a big contract simply because he is trending in the wrong direction, and health is always a concern. While I want to jump on the bandwagon and say he will show up, I think it all depends on Chad Henne being the starting QB. I am ranking him as if that came true.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Spiller is finally established as "the guy" for the Bills, and he won't be splitting carries with the elderly Fred Jackson anymore. However, there's still a chance Jackson could vulture a few touchdowns.
Last year was a forgettable season for MJD, but he did lead the league in rushing in 2011 with over 1,600 yards. He's still pretty much the only thing the Jags' offense has.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Last season Spiller barely saw any touches against the Patriots, but did finish the two games against them with 23 touches for 169 yards. The good news this year is he should be in line for that many touches in a single game. I'd much prefer EJ Manuel at QB for Spiller's value though.
The Chiefs rush defense was on the poor side of poor last season giving up the sixth most rushing yards per game. This year they should have a better offense which may keep their defense from being on the field all the time and/or getting beat down with the run since the opposing team usually had the lead. Maurice Jones-Drew looked like he was ready to play this preseason even though they didn't let him do much, so you should throw him into the fire and see if he can swim.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
New Buffalo Head Coach - Doug Marrone ran the ball 40 times per game at Syracuse. Marrone is looking to carry that same offense into the tundra of Buffalo. If Spiller can manage to carry the entire load for a full season, look for around 300+ carries and 60 receptions. Again, if Spiller can remain healthy we do not doubt that he could be a Top 3 RB for 2013.
MJD guys possesses the ability to bust, just as well as he does to have huge games. On another note, MJD says he is feeling completely healthy and back-to-normal. Enjoy the ride!